Tennessee Henry County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Henry County, Tennessee. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Tennessee Henry County.

1. Library System W. G. RHEA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 400 W. Washington, Paris, TN 38242
Phone Number: (731) 642-1702 Henry 106,385 119,545

2. Central Library W. G. RHEA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 400 W. Washington, Paris, TN 38242
Phone Number: (731) 642-1702 Henry N/A N/A

Overview of Henry County, Tennessee

Henry County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 31,115. Its county seat is Paris.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,537 km² (593 mi²). 1,455 km² (562 mi²) of it is land and 82 km² (32 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 5.35% water.

Parks and Recreation

  • Paris Landing State Park


As of the census of 2000, there are 31,115 people, 13,019 households, and 9,009 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (55/mi²). There are 15,783 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 89.21% White, 8.96% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,019 households out of which 27.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% are married couples living together, 11.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $30,169, and the median income for a family is $35,836. Males have a median income of $27,849 versus $20,695 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,855. 14.30% of the population and 10.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.10% of those under the age of 18 and 14.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Henry County, Tennessee has the following cities and towns:

  • Cottage Grove
  • Henry
  • Paris
  • Puryear

Map of Henry County Tennessee